Final Wordery Update

So my book finally came today.  It was much, much longer that 11 working days, but at least it came.  The box was actually really nice, but too big.    Which means my book slid around inside during transit, which means some of the corners of my book for gnarled.     And the free bookmark…

Happy Jason Voorhees Day!

Or Happy Friday the 13th as most people call it.     As per my family tradition, we will spend the day watching Friday The 13th movies and treat ourselves to pizza, fries and soda.   It’s also a celebration that I made it through three days of horrible training at my new job and have decided…

Review: Dracula

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Narrator:  Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley Published: 1897 Listen Time: 15:28 Page Count: 269 Read Date: October 2-8, 2017 Description: The vampire novel that defined a genre by tapping into our deepest fears and darkest fantasies A junior solicitor travels to Transylvania to meet with an important client, the mysterious Count Dracula. Ignoring the…

Banned Books Week

  It’s that time again.  The last few years I’ve tried to make a point of participating, this year I hope to do better than before.  I don’t understand why some people believe that banning books is helpful, when in fact it is detrimental.  Censorship is wrong and we all need to exercise our right…

Review: This Book Is Full Of Spiders

Review: I. Hate. This. Book.   Okay, not really, but the ending, which I won’t spoil, was upsetting.   So let me tell you, this book was well and truly full of spiders.  Gross.  It made me shudder just reading about them!!!!  This sequel was all together creepier, and more serious than it’s predecessor.  John Dies…

Review: John Dies At The End

Review: This book was an exercise in insanity!  This is not the first time I’ve said this about a book, and considering there are two sequels to this, it won’t be the last!   Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m too generous with my book ratings, or if I just have superb taste and amazing…

Review: The Diabolic

Title: The Diabolic Author: S. J. Kincaid Narrator: Candace Thaxton Published: 2016 Listen Time: 12:31 Page Count: 403 Read Date: August 28 – September 1, 2017 Description: Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she’s really the galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise. A Diabolic…

Updated Bookish Sites

So I’m pretty sure I ranted here before about my disenchantment with Goodreads/Amazon.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a prime member, and I order a lot of household stuff, things I just can’t get out to the store for, hard to find things, etc.  I just limit the books I purchase from the site…

Review: Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware The Kitten Holy

Title: Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware The Kitten Holy Author: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis Illustrator: Brooke Allen Published: 2017 Page Count: 128 Read Date: August 10-20, 2017 Description: Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons…what’s not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals…

This Is Why I Have Strict Loaning Policies…

…because people never give your things back I a timely fashion, in the same condition they were loaned in–or at all!  Seriously I don’t have a problem with loaning my books, if you follow my rules.  But people inevitable never follow the rules.   Exhibit #1:   A while back we did a wholesale spring cleaning of…

Done with Goodreads

Hey, did you all know, that Barnes & Noble is no longer considered a legitimate source of book information as far as Goodreads, or any other Amazon owned outlet is concerned? If you go to a goodreads librarian and ask them to update/add/change info for a book and use B&N as a source, they will…

Book Haul: July 2017

I have been really bad this year with my book buying ban.  What can I say; I’m clearly a junkie.  And in most cases I paid next to nothing or got a great discount.  So there’s that.  Justifying…definitely a sign of addiction. Paperback Swap: Parrotfish By: Ellen Wittlinger H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin #3) By:…